Gardening 101 Classes

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

Gardening 101
3-day class
University Heights
Saturdays in September

Cost: $75.00 RSVP

Includes all class materials.
Saturday: September 12, 19, 26
9am to 1pm


Summer Fruit Tree Care
Class series at Wild Willow Farm
August 29, Sept. 5, 9am to 4pm

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After you've registered, we'll notify you of acceptance into the class and send you location and other class details.


More classes in more neighborhoods
are being scheduled!

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Food & Gardening Classes at
Wild Willow Farm

Wild Willow Farm
& Education Center

Every Saturday we have classes on food and urban farming topics at Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, a sister program of VGSD.

Classes are open to everyone.
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Wild Willow Class Schedule

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Class Series
Summer Fruit Tree Care

taught by Paul Maschka

This course introduces students to fruit tree selection, planting and care for backyard fruit trees or a small-scale orchard. The course includes content about desirable varieties, hands-on pruning and training methods and details on pest management. The emphasis is on organic production methods and is intended for students interested in organic agricultural production, edible landscaping, agroecological education and sustainable plant husbandry. We will be working in the Wild Willow Farm Orchard during all classes.

Subtropical Fruit Trees
Saturday, August 29, 9am to 4pm

San Diego's moderate climate makes it ideal to grow many subtropical fruits, including citrus, avocado, fig, sapote, cherimoya, banana and guava. This class will be about the selection, maintenance and growing needs for this delicious family of fruits!

Berries and Vines
Saturday, September 5, 9am to 4pm

Grapes, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and many other vining berries grow well here. Learn how to manage them for optimal production and flavor.

PRE-ENROLLMENT
Summer Fruit Tree Care

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Learn to Grow Food!

in VGSD's University of Gardening (U. Garden) Classes!

Want to learn how easy it is to grow fresh, tasty and healthy vegetables in your own yard?

VGSD's Vegetable Gardening 101 Classes are offered throughout the year as a series of three class sessions given at different locations throughout the San Diego Urban Region. All classes are hands on, meaning that you will be getting your hands in the dirt.

Class topics include:

Natural ways to eliminate your existing lawn
Soil Amendment
Bed Preparation and Soil Awareness
Plant Selection
Planting, Maintaining and Harvesting your Garden
Irrigation
Composting
How to Prepare and Eat your Harvest!

Class Information: Class is limited to 18 participants to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. These classes take place at private homes, schools, workplaces, and organization sites throughout the region.

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Host VGSD Gardening 101 Classes

If you'd like your home, church, business or organizational space to host a three-week VGSD Gardening 101 class series, please apply.

Here's what we need for your site to be considered:

If you wish to be considered, please fill out our application. You will be contacted and ask to send photos or supply further information.

Victory Gardens San Diego

Helping people start growing their own food through collaborative garden builds, hands-on garden education and community outreach.

VGSD is a program of San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project and works hand-in-hand with several San Diego food-movement groups to further our mission.

VGSD Values:

Since our inception in March of 2009, VGSD has helped many new gardeners develop almost 100 home, community, school and organizational gardens. These activities have involved hundreds of volunteers and thousands of volunteer service hours to help San Diegans create a healthier, more local food system.

If you want to be notified about upcoming courses and gardening events
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Registration closes one day before the class. Enroll early to ensure your participation. Maximum class size is 18.

After you've registered, we'll notify you of acceptance into the class and send you location and other class details.

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Enroll early to ensure your participation. Maximum class size is 18. If PayPal won't take your payment, the class is full. Once we've received your class fees, we'll notify you of acceptance into the class and send you further class details.